Bad Habit Mystics 10-Pan Luxe Eyeshadow Collection ($24.00 for 0.63 oz.) includes 10 eyeshadows with six shades designed to be wet or dry with a brush and four shades designed to be used with fingertips. The latter four weren’t described to be used wet/dry, but it is the type of formula I’d expect to use either way, so for reference, I swatched those dry/wet. I don’t recommend using the matte shades wet as it seemed to make them harder to use–more prone to patchiness and difficult to blend out.
The matte eyeshadows were extremely powdery and felt thin, which made them have a ton of fallout when applied, have poor adhesion to the lid, and skip when blended as the color adhered unevenly and often disappeared when I tried to blend the color out. They had poor wear and lasted six to seven hours at best.
The Baked Powder shades were the easier shades to work with in the palette, but they had a drier, more loosely-pressed texture that made them more prone to fallout both during application and later on during wear, but they were pigmented, adhered evenly overall, and stayed on for seven to eight hours before creasing. The more shimmery Pressed Powders were dry, almost gritty in texture, which resulted in uneven application applied dry and they had to be used with a dampened brush just to be workable. These were harder to blend out and had some fallout as they dried down. They wore for six to seven hours on me.
I would say that the quality of the Bad Habit palette in general was disappointing — not worth the upcharge (worst palette I’ve tried from them) for their “Luxe” formula, which were some of the worst eyeshadows I’ve worked with this year.
Is Bad Habit Mystics a Dupe for Pat McGrath Subliminal Palette?
This palette looks extremely similar to Pat McGrath’s Subliminal Palette at a glance, but Bad Habit’s version performed significantly below the Pat McGrath palette. The Bad Habit matte eyeshadows were incredibly powdery and more prone to sheering out with some lifting or being challenging to blend out. The shimmery shades in the Mystics palette were chunkier with larger particles, so a shade like Illuminate ended up being brighter than the Pat McGrath version, but then a shade like Karma looked faded and lacked the vibrancy of Pat McGrath’s Blitz Blue. Bad Habit’s Essence wasn’t similar to Pat McGrath’s Lilac Dust in finish nor undertone. Bad Habit’s Altered State was significantly more shimmery than Pat McGrath’s Substance. You can view a side-by-side comparison between Pat McGrath Subliminal Palette vs. Bad Habit Mystics Palette. The shades more complex in Pat McGrath’s Subliminal palette are: Pale Gold 002, VR Violet, and Astral White; about half the palette are more basic neutrals. They are duochrome shades, and you could likely find more dupe possibilities with indie brands (like Fyrinnae) if you’re looking to replicate some of the effect of the Subliminal palette at a lower price point.